Lawn Mowers

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Bulky Item Pick Up

Repair, Don’t Replace!
Instead of buying new, support local businesses by having them repair and refurbish broken items. Search for repair options in your area.

Consider Donation
If the lawn mower is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas.

Bulky Item Collection
Lawn mowers may be collected as a bulky item, please check with your city page for collection options (residential or commercial).  Bulky Item collection options may vary depending on your city.
To schedule a bulky item pickup place an order online or call Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100.

Proper Disposal
Lawn mowers are considered bulky items, but are not allowed unless the gas and oil tanks are COMPLETELY EMPTY. Any extra unusable gas and/or oil can be collected and taken to a Household Hazardous Waste collection site:
– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events
– Riverside County

– San Bernardino County
– Ventura County 


Handle With Care

Wear proper safety gear, including gloves and safety glasses, whenever you are handling a lawn mower. Even if you think the blade is dull, it can still cut you.


Remove the Battery

If your lawn mower is battery-powered, remove the battery prior to disposal. Find out how to safely dispose of rechargeable batteries.


Remove All Gas and Oil

Gas and oil must be removed from the lawn mower prior to disposal. Follow our instructions on how to safely dispose of fuel and used oil.

Electric Lawn Mowers Are E-Waste

Anything powered by batteries or electricity, such as an electric lawn mower, is considered e-waste. Find out how to dispose of e-waste.

Ways to Reduce

oil change

Take Care of Your Lawn Mower

Taking good care of a lawn mower will extend its lifespan. This may include cleaning it, sharpening the blade, maintaining fluid levels and preparing it for winter each year. Learn basic tips for lawn mower maintenance.

Did You Know?

The History of Lawn Mowing

How Do You Know When Kerosene Is Bad?

You can tell when kerosene has gone bad when it turns yellow or murky, develops a visible mold or sludge, or begins to smell like gasoline or diesel fuel. Do not try to use kerosene that has gone bad.